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Annual Amarnath Yatra registration underway

Annual Amarnath Yatra registration underway

India Blooms News Service | | 03 Mar 2015, 08:28 pm
Srinagar/Jammu, Mar 3 (IBNS): The 59 days Amarnathji Yatra registration of pilgrims is currently underway and the annual yatra will start from July 2, which will conclude on August 29.
According to Chief Executive Officer, Amarnathji Shrine Board Rakesh Kumar Gupta, the step-by-step procedure which the Yatris need to follow to register for the Yatra has been put on the Board's official website  and also contains the application form and state-wise list of bank branches with complete addresses
which the pilgrims can approach for registering themselves.
The officer said that the Yatri shall have to furnish a compulsory health certificate while seeking registration for the Yatra and the format of the same and a State-wise list of doctors / institutes authorized to issue such certificates has been put on the website of Shrine Board.
Ensuring no fraudulent regarding health certificates, only such certificates which are issued by doctors or medical institutes authorized by the concerned State Government / UT Administrations shall be accepted at the registering Bank branches. Health Certificates which have been issued after  February 10, 2015 shall be valid, the officer said.
The CEO further informed that persons under the age of 13 years or above the age of 75 years and ladies who are more than six weeks pregnant would not be registered for this year's Yatra.
Pilgrims who propose to travel by helicopter do not require advance registration as their helicopter tickets shall suffice for this purpose. 
However, they shall be required to produce the compulsory health certificate, in the prescribed format and issued by an authorized doctor, before they are allowed to travel by helicopter.
(Reporting by Saleem Iqbal Qadri)